The Gartersnake is a Colubrid snake genus (Thamnophis) common across North America, ranging from Alaska and Canada to Central America. It is the single most widely distributed genus of reptile in North America. The garter snake is also the Massachusetts state reptile.
There is no real consensus on the classification of species of Thamnophis. Disagreement among taxonomists and sources, such as field guides, over whether two types of snakes are separate species or subspecies of the same species is common. They are also closely related to the snakes of the genus Nerodia, and some species have been moved back and forth between genera.
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... The narrow-headed garter snake, Thamnophis rufipunctatus, is a threatened species of garter snake, endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent northwestern Mexico ... Its common names also include narrowhead garter snake and narrowhead watersnake ...
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